Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Poppies at TT

Hi All

I hope your week is going well.

Dark and dull here today with rain forecast for later so it looks like a good day to do some crafting.

At Tag Tuesday this time the theme is Poppies and was chosen by Wendy and her poppies post is here. The themes for the challenges at Tag Tuesday are always really good  and there is plenty of time to join in.

I am sure anyone of my age has a tale about World War 2 or even World War 1. Making the tag reminded me of my dad. It was said that he was never the same person when he came back from his awful experiences in France. I was born whilst he was there so never knew the man before. He was only a lad really, in his very early 20s when he went after marrying my mum just before that. I was born 10 months later.

I found this free to use colouring page on Google and coloured it digitally with lots of effects. Then it was printed out 4 times so I could do decoupage on the poppies and tin helmet

The background tag is covered in alluminium tape and run through the Cuttlebug with a TH Alterations folder. I rubbed this with black ink and worked it into the raised bits. I haven't done any decoupage for ages so it was a nice change.

Hope you have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Fantastic tag Chrissie, love how you gave it so much depth. Wars always alter the lives of so many people, and cause such destruction. So sad. Thanks for joining us again at TT. The weather is great here, mild and sunny, so I'm off for a walk. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Sorry I'm late. Tuesday is my busiest day and I don't get to see my computer until after 10 pm.
    What a lovely tag Chrissie! I was born just after the war, but Holland was occupied and my parents have many stories to tell, my grandmother hid jews in her attic (very dangerous thing to do). My dad was a linguist and was forced to go to Germany and work for the enemy. He bore the psychological scars to his death in 2010.
    Happy belated T-Day,

  3. Boy, the Poppy theme brought up some hard memories for you, Chrissie. Your tag is very touching, especially knowing your personal context.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  4. This is a very beautiful tag and a tribute to the folk who never came home.
    The wars effected so many families and the sad thing is they were reluctant to talk about it afterwards.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Fabulous tag Chrissie, my father fought in the second WW and my grandfather in the first, I also love poppies.
    Hope you are both well, hugs Wendy

  6. A beautiful tag Chrissie! Hugs, Chrisx

  7. Such a worthy tribute to this time of year Chrissie, a truly fabulous tag!!

  8. OH! SO VERY BEAUTIFUL Chrissie, I LOVE the effects you have done and the foil.
    I had an Uncle on the Burma Railway with the Japanese, he was never the same afterwards and suffered the rest of his life, so this is a worthy tribute to them all. Thank you

  9. what a beautiful job you did creating so much depth and color from a printed line image!

  10. Beautiful Chrissie, love the poppies and the awesome effect...sending you big hugs.xx

  11. Your tag is fantastic. Thanks for sharing how you created it. War is a terrible thing, yet mankind still wages it around the planet.

  12. I love your tag, it's beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  13. The layering of the poppies for dimension works beautifully, and I love that foiled embossed background. Rose next door, who is 101 - her father died in the first war, before he ever saw her, though he did know about her from letters, and then her stepbrother was killed in WWII. It's lovely seeing all these poppies around Craftyblogland commemorating the sacrifice of so many, killed or wounded, both in mind and body.
    Alison x


Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.